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Iraqi police walk perilous beat

Some scars from the bomb blast are easy to see: glass fragments tore Sgt. Kassim Madloul Shinjar’s left ear and right hand; the Iraqi policeman still clings to the bloodstained shirt he was wearing that day. But other scars remain hidden, and show how violence waged by Iraqi resistance fighters against US occupation forces – and Iraqi “collaborators” – is undermining efforts to restore calm.Sergeant Shinjar survived. The chief of Karbala’s traffic police and his deputy – both passengers in the car Shinjar was driving – were killed by the car bomb on Dec. 27. Today a dilemma gnaws away inside Shinjar’s mind: Is the risk of being targeted as a collaborator worth the satisfaction of helping your community in the aftermath of war? Full Story

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